News and notes from around the interweb:
- Maybe they were Visa gift cards, and law enforcement is treating them as debit because of the PINs?
JUST IN: Woman in Miami found with $128,680 in car, 14 debit cards, and fake IDs, police say.
She is being held on $1M bond. pic.twitter.com/vHHtUtgMNv
— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) September 3, 2021
- The federal infrastructure package includes a trial for a vehicle miles tax. Gas taxes are raising less as cars become more fuel efficient, and as people switch to electric vehicles. A miles tax would raise money from everyone who drives, but if it replaces a gas tax it removes one incentive for consumers to be fuel efficient. It’s more expensive to collect (because all drivers rather than gas companies pay). And it has privacy concerns,
States with VMT pilots have variously offered drivers a choice between regular odometer checks, plug-in mileage meters, GPS trackers and smartphone apps.
Options that could involve any suggestions of tracking will almost certainly raise privacy concerns, with a high potential for becoming politicized over fears that the government is somehow tracking drivers.
- More disagreement over when metro to Washington Dulles will finally be ready.
- New Air Arabia low cost carrier in Pakistan
- Singapore’s Hawker Chan – the least expensive Michelin meal – loses its star.
- The NomNom food delivery robot at LAX.